Transportation

Apprehension Builds As Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder in Ibadan

Motorists and Commercial drivers have expressed their displeasure over the Queue that began to emerge at several petrol Stations across Ibadan , the Oyo State Capital.

The motorists made this know while speaking with Radio Nigeria on the hardship being faced before getting fuel.

They explaining that they had been on the queue for over five hours to get the Premium Motor Sprit, PMS , nothing that most filling stations had the products but refused to sell to customers  because of the expected pump price hike by the Federal Government.

Our Crew  of Correspondents who monitored the situations in Some areas in of the metropolis including , UI, Mokola, Akobo, Oke-Ado  Oluyole, Awotan, Apete, Ijokodo, Igbooloyin, Oremeji, Sango and Molete observed  that many petrol stations were under locked while those opened were selling to few customers.

According to the motorists they were left on the queue without anyone attending to them for no reason.

This attitude led to some unknown youths to reinforced themselves to cause chaos at one of the stations  visited in Awotan.

Similarly, at Oluyole extension, Akala express, New garage, as at 10 pm last night motorists and commercial drivers were on queue hoping to get fuel that can take them to their destination before the station manager informed them that the product had finished.

While condemning  the excesses of some of  the  station managers , the motorists  attributed the ugly situation to corruption saying they are hoarding the PMS in anticipation of the new price.

They however called on the Department Of Petroleum Resources to sanction any defaulting stations that refuse to sell to customers at official pump price.

All efforts to speak with Oyo State IPMAN Chairman on the development proved abortive.

Akintunde/Ibrahim

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